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Title: Reflections on Higher Diploma Programme (HDP): The Case of St. Mary's University College
Authors: Atnafu, Bekalu
Keywords: Higher Diploma Programme,St. Mary's University College
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Abstract: Improving the quality of education should undoubtedly be a focus of attention. Continuing professional development such as in-service training is one of the most pressing of all the factors that affect quality of education. This x- rays that courses taken in higher institutions influence learners very little and any effect may be ''washed out'' in the first year of teaching (Zeichner and Tabachnik, 1981 cited by Higgins and Leat, 2001). In view of the above points, this study has been designed to explore issues in relation to Higher Diploma Programme (HDP). The study was conducted at St. Mary's University College and twenty-five Higher Diploma Programme candidates, two tutors and one HDP leader took part in the study. Questionnaires and interviews were used to obtain the data. The results of the study showed that the HDP, although relevant, has had some drawbacks. Recommendations are made based on these findings.
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the 4th National Conference on Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) in Ethiopia

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